Our Refuge is for LGBTIQ+ people who are escaping domestic abuse. This could be from a partner, family member and / or someone that you live with. They could be physically, verbally or emotionally abusive. If you feel like you need to stay somewhere else for your own safety or wellbeing then you are right. Most people don’t think that they are homeless enough to come to us sooner. Don’t wait.

In response to COVID-19 The Outside Project opened STAR Refuge. Initially funded in June 2020 this vital project has been refunded twice by MOPAC (Mayors Office for Policing and Crime). The Outside Project hired a Project Development Lead, Maari Nastari, in February 2021 to develop the service into a long-term provision. We are now looking for a high quality accommodation provider to partner with on this exciting project – finding this much needed service a long-term home in London. If this is something you are able to support us with then please get in touch with our CEO Maari Nastari.

To discuss your options and refer into our refuge contact our partner agencies:

Are you experiencing domestic abuse?

Galop London Helpline: 0800 999 5428

Are you homeless as a result of domestic abuse?

Stonewall Housing Helpline: 0207 359 5767

Complete this online referral form

STAR Refuge was been named to commemorate the 50th anniversary of STAR House – New York, 1970.